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About the meeting

YWCA Canada’s 129th Annual Members Meeting

 

This three-day event is an online forum for YWCA leaders to make critical decisions. It includes a full program of keynote speeches, workshops, panels and activities that will build capacity to lead national advocacy and community action. We will celebrate the incredible milestones and accomplishments of the country’s oldest multi-service women’s organization. We will honour the accomplishments and contributions of volunteers and staff who have worked toward the advancement of the YWCA movement and the betterment of women’s lives.

This meeting offers YWCA volunteers and staff from across the country the opportunity to share knowledge, best practices, discuss emerging trends and issues, strategize on collective actions and network with one another.

Board Chairs/Presidents, Executive Directors/CEOs of YWCA Canada’s Member Associations, as well as Board volunteers, staff, and special guests typically attend the meeting. The Young Women’s Leadership and Engagement Committee encourages Member Associations to include at least one young woman in their delegation.

Meeting times:

  • Thursday, June 3: 12pm-2pm and 2:30-4:30pm ET
  • Friday, June 4: 12pm-2pm and 2:30-4:30pm ET
  • Simultaneous capacity building sessions for CEOs/EDs, Board volunteers, and staff: Thursday, June 10: 12pm-1:30pm ET
  • Recognition Awards: TBC

Scroll down for information about:

  • Registration
  • Program
  • Young Women’s Leadership & Engagement
  • Proxy voting forms
  • Recognition Awards: Nomination Package and Years of Service Questionnaire
  • Committee Reports
  • Mutual Respect Protocol

This page is frequently updated. Check back often to make sure you have the information you need in preparation for the meeting.

Attending AMM for the first time? We have you covered. After registering, stay tuned for an email with more information about the meeting.

Registration

Important information

 

As this is an online meeting, there is no registration fee for AMM this year. Registration ends on June 1. Please note that all sessions will happen via Zoom. Links will be shared with registrants only a few days prior to the meeting.

Business meeting

Are you attending the business meeting? If so, please select that option on the registration form below and you will receive a separate link to register for that session as well. A separate registration for the business meeting is required to accommodate the voting process. If you register for the business meeting but are not able to attend it, please let us know as soon as possible.

Contact information

For more information or questions about AMM, please contact Priscila Kallfelz, Member Services Manager, at pkallfelz@ywcacanada.ca.

Register here

Program

Roberta Jamieson

Keynote speaker

 

Roberta Jamieson is a Mohawk woman who has enjoyed a distinguished career of firsts. She was the first First Nation woman in Canada to earn a law degree; the first non-parliamentarian appointed an ex-officio member of a House of Commons Committee; the first woman Ombudsman of Ontario; and the first woman elected Chief of the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory, where she continues to reside with her family. An accomplished expert in alternative dispute resolution, Roberta also served as Commissioner of the Indian Commission of Ontario.

Agenda

For information about learning outcomes, workshops, and a detailed agenda, click here.

Stay tuned for updates about the simultaneous capacity building sessions for CEOs/EDs, Board volunteers, and staff on June 10.

Young Women

Young Women’s Leadership and Engagement

 

As AMM will happen remotely, we are hoping to see more young women and gender-diverse youth join this year’s meeting. Please stay tuned for updates about the young women’s meeting. If you want to get in touch with the Young Women’s Leadership & Engagement Committee, please send a message to pkallfelz@ywcacanada.ca.

Other businesses

Voting Proxy Form
Special Recognition Awards
Notice of Meeting
Committee Reports
Mutual Respect Protocol